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May. 21, 2018
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Doctoral candidate Dianah T. Kacunguzi will present her research at the 10th Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in in Libraries International Conference (QQML 2018), which will be held on May 22-25 in Chania, Greece.

In her talk, "Preservation of Endangered Indigenous Knowledge: The Role of Community Libraries in Uganda," she will discuss how community libraries engage with varied indigenous groups in Uganda to facilitate ongoing practices and preserve their knowledge for future generations.

"Indigenous knowledge is facing the possibility of total extinction in many countries, including Uganda," said Kacunguzi. "My study seeks to closely examine ways in which endangered indigenous knowledge can be preserved to prevent possible extinction and ensure long-term use by future generations."

Kacunguzi's research interests focus on the preservation of intangible cultural heritage. She is particularly interested in...

May. 8, 2018
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During the 2018 Python Education Summit, held in conjunction with the PyCon 2018 conference, Lecturer Elizabeth Wickes will discuss how to help new Python learners be successful. PyCon, an annual gathering for the community using and developing the open-source Python programming language, will be held May 9-17 in Cleveland.

Wickes will give the presentation, "Hard Shouldn't be Hardship: Supporting Absolute Novices to Python." She will suggest methods that instructors can use to help learners succeed in intensive programming courses, such as making their expectations clear, helping students recognize when and how to ask for help, creating a positive emotional atmosphere in the classroom, and providing help efficiently.

"An instructor's expertise can become a blind spot," she explained. "We've learned what is normal through experience and can easily forget that we didn't know it from the start."

Wickes...

May. 1, 2018
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Assistant Professor and MS/LIS Program Director Nicole A. Cooke will give the keynote address at the Northeast Ohio Regional Library System's Critical Conversations Mini-conference, Tolerance is Not Enough: Libraries Respond to Hate, which will be held on May 3 in Twinsburg, Ohio. The interactive event will focus on helping library staff assess their own cultural identities and biases and on looking at how these biases impact service.

Cooke's presentation, and the theme of the conference, are based on the column she wrote for Library Journal, which was among its most popular pieces in 2017. In her talk, "Tolerance is Not Enough: Striving Towards a Critical and Proactive LIS Practice," she will discuss the need for library professionals to celebrate—not just...

Apr. 17, 2018
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Assistant Professor Jana Diesner is the program co-chair of the 3rd International Workshop on Social Sensing (SocialSens 2018). The workshop will be held on April 17 in Orlando, in conjunction with the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things Design and Implementation (IoTDI 2018).

SocialSens 2018 will bring together researchers and engineers from academia, industry, and government to present recent advances in social sensing, as described on the website:

Social sensing has emerged as a new paradigm for collecting sensory measurements by means of "crowd-sourcing" sensory data collection tasks to a human population. Humans can act as sensor carriers (e.g., carrying GPS devices that share location data), sensor operators (e.g., taking pictures with smart phones), or as sensors themselves (e.g., sharing their observations on Twitter). The proliferation of...

Apr. 16, 2018
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A group of cross-disciplinary experts gathered in Chicago on April 5 and 6 for a national forum on text data mining research. The forum, Data Mining Research Using In-copyright and Limited-access Text Datasets, was coordinated by iSchool faculty and staff and funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (grant LG-73-17-0070-17). 

Principal Investigator Bertram Ludäscher, professor and director of the iSchool’s Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS), led the effort with co-principal investigators Megan Senseney, CIRSS research scientist; Beth Sandore Namachchivaya, university librarian at the University of Waterloo; and investigator Eleanor Dickson, visiting digital humanities...

Apr. 12, 2018
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Assistant Professor and MS/LIS Program Director Nicole A. Cooke will be the keynote speaker at the inaugural Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Research Panel and Luncheon at the University of South Carolina. The event, which is hosted by the University's College of Information and Communications, will be held on April 13.

In her talk, "Acknowledging History in Order to Disrupt it: Unearthing the Segregated History of Library and Information Science," Cooke will discuss examples of segregation in LIS, highlighting her research concerning The Carnegie Scholars, a group of thirty graduate students who attended the University of Illinois in the early 1970s. She will stress the importance of celebrating the success stories of people of color who are changing the profession as well as learning from...

Apr. 6, 2018
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Assistant Professor Emily Knox will give a presentation on trigger warnings on April 9 at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). Her talk, "Trigger Warnings: History, Theory, Context," will provide an overview of the multiple histories of trigger warnings as well as context for understanding how and why trigger warnings are used.

Trigger warnings are intended to alert readers that posts might "trigger" strong responses in those who had previously experienced trauma. The use of trigger warnings in university classrooms has been a subject of debate in recent years. According to Knox, as trigger warnings are a somewhat poorly understood method of communication, it is not surprising that they are controversial. 

"I'm looking forward to discussing trigger warnings with a community that is quite different from the iSchool," Knox said of her upcoming talk in Chicago. "Art is increasingly scrutinized in our political climate and I’m excited to discuss the...

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